The Rose M. Nolen Black History Library and Center for African-American Studies, located on North Ohio in Sedalia, received a tour-bus load of visitors on Monday afternoon, and were entertained by members of Trail’s End. The group also toured the musem, guided by Dr. Marge Harlan and Rose Nolen. The remodeled structure was formerly home for Nolen for 40 years.
Black cowboys were portrayed by Mike Jenkins, Raymond Taylor, Rod Sullivan and Dr. Bill Gordon, who entertained with his guitar.
An actor portrayed Sedalia’s founder and first mayor, Gen. George R. Smith. He greeted the bus people as they deboarded.
The bus stop was part of a “Step Up to Sedalia” trip, which also included the Georgetown Country View Estate, the Maple Leaf Tea Room, the Uptown Theater, and the Shisler Hotel. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.